This lecture focuses on an extraordinary pair of pictures painted by the prominent English artist Michael Andrews in the early 1960s, in which he juxtaposes a mass of visual elements taken from various photographic sources. Deer Park (1962) and All Night Long (1963-4) offer fascinating examples of what we might call painted collage. They also see Andrews testing out the possibilities of a new kind of painting of modern life, in which the forms of pictorial fragmentation and overlap associated with collage are brought to bear on the myths and imagery of contemporary journalism, literature and film.
Professor Mark Hallett, Director of Studies, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. His many publications include the prize-winning book Reynolds: Portraiture in Action (2014). He has also curated numerous exhibitions, including Hogarth (Tate Britain, 2007) and, most recently, George Shaw: A Corner of a Foreign Field (Yale Center for British Art, 2018).
Professor David Solkin FBA, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
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Image: Michael Andrews, All Night Long, 1963-4, Oil on board (three panels).
© NGV/ Courtesy of James Hyman Gallery, London